Structure 511, masonry surface structure

Features


Doorway (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Raised-sill doorway.
Use history
May have originally provided access between Structure 511 and the courtyard (Nonstructure 513) before Structure 507 was built, but the courtyard surface was never identified below Structure 507. All that can be said with certainty is that the doorway prov
Associated features
Same doorway as Structure 507, Feature 3.
Excavation procedure
Recorded in provenience data, which are available through the "Field Data: Provenience Data" query in the multisite research database.
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
South wall, just west of center.
Vertical location
61 cm above floor (Surface 1).
Construction
The sides of the doorway are coursed masonry with pecked cornerstones. The sill is a sandstone slab.
Remodeling/ modification
Yes. Not enough of feature remains to evaluate.
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Poor.
Degree of preservation
The sill, one course on the east side, and two courses on the west side are all that remain.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred:  rectangular.
Shape comments
Poor condition makes it impossible to determine shape, but both plan and cross section were probably rectangular.
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
Not applicable.
Width
No
See Database Map 4110.
Height
18
No
Depth
No
See Database Map 4110.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Structure collapse: wall fall.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.

Wall: other (Feature 2) Top of page
General description
Masonry wall segment.
Use history
Feature was added to this room, possibly as a buttress for the north wall.
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Exposed, not excavated.
Portion excavated
All exposed, none excavated.
Horizontal location
Along north wall of room.
Vertical location
Floor (Surface 1).
Construction
Single-stone, semicoursed sandstone masonry with mortar and chinking. Mostly unshaped blocks.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Good.
Degree of preservation
Some of upper portion and one end (the west) may be missing.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
See Database Map 4110.
Width
33
Yes
Height
58
No
Unknown whether complete.
Depth
No
Not applicable.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture